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    September 25, 2010
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a big consumer play and big dividends. it's doing well in the charts and i own it in the fund. >> cheryl: great show. thanks to all of you! that is it for the cost of freedom block. thank you for joining us. thank you for joining us. have a great weekend. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> uma: the pledge in play. heated reaction to the republican roadmap is coming in from all corners. the white house blasted and republicans defend it. what does the tea party think? a fair and balanced look, next. mid-term countdown. just 38 days to go and it's neck and neck in the key races that could tip the balance of power in washington. we'll go inside with the numbers. and waiting for superman. a new documentary shines a spotlight on major problems on american education system. is superman who we need to save america's youth? i'm uma pemmaraju. america's news headquarters live from the nation's capitol starts right now.
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hello, everyone. we begin with the latest back and forth over who is to blame for the broken mess in washington. and what to do about it. on thursday, the republicans outlined their plan. today, president obama offered his critique. molly henneberg is joining us now with more on the story. hello, molly. what can you tell us? >> hi, uma. battle of the radio addresses today. a couple days after the house republicans unveiled their economic plan. president obama is not a fan of the g.o.p.'s pledge to america. that in part calls for congress to extent the bush tax cuts for all americans. not spend any more stimulus money and cut the spending elsewhere. and repeal the president's healthcare law. president obama who supports extenting the bush tax cut for families making less than $250,000, says these are the same republican policies, "that led to the economic crisis in the first place." >> it's grounded in the same
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warn-out philosophy. cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires. cut the rules for wall street and the special interest. and cut the middle class loose to fend for itself. that's not a prescription for a better future. it's an echo of a disastrous decade we can't afford to relive. >> reporter: but house republicans who talked about the plan on thursday, say the president's economic strategy has been so disastrous, one in six americans have to rely on some type of government financial assistance. the g.o.p. says americans are "outraged" about the economic situation in the country. >> from the billion dollar bail-out to the stimulus package that failed to stimulate. to the government takeover of healthcare, you cried stop. but the democratic majority in washington has refused to listen. i'm speaking to you on behalf of republicans, to tell you that we've been listening. we've heard you. >> reporter: but not all
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conservatives buy the pledge to america. some tea party supporters say it doesn't go far enough to cut significant spending and shrinking the federal government. uma? >> uma: molly, thank you. now news that the obama administration is urging a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed on behalf of u.s. born cleric and alleged terrorist anwar al-awlaki. the justice department now saying the lawsuit asks for an american court to block the government from protecting its own citizens. anwar al-awlaki wishes to access our legal system, he should surrender to authorities and be held accountable for his actions. al-awlaki's father who filed the case demanded the government disclose classified information possibly increasing the risk to national security. >> democratic leaders are saying a bill to provide healthcare to sick ground zero workers and responders will finally come to a vote on the house floor next week. last time the democrats tried
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to move the delayed bill forward, things didn't go as plan and a political firestorm erupted. caroline shively is following the story for us. where do things stand right now? >> reporter: uma, you might remember the first time around the bill caused more screaming and booing and controversy on the floor of the house than we've seen in years. it's coming up again next week. it would allot $70 billion to help first responders with health problems after breathing in the toxic dust after 9/11. plenty have sued over the exposure and subsequent health problems. 60,000 people received treatment last year through 9/11 related medical programs, but not all are thought to be directly related to the attack. funding healthcare seems simple enough, but the democratic leaders brought it to the house in late july, meaning the republicans couldn't add amendment and the bill died. it brought on the finger pointing and this. >> this bill should be more important than a campaign
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talking point. you can pass it anytime in the past 3-1/2 years. when you want political cover. >> if you believe this is a bad idea to provide healthcare, then vote no. but don't give me a cowardly view if it was a different procedure. the gentleman will observe regular order and sit down. i will not! >> reporter: trying to smooth next week's vote with both sides, the democratic leadership released this statement. "we would like to recognize the tireless work of the new york delegation in guiding this bill through the legislative process to benefit those who rose to the occasion on 9/11." this time the bill would need simple majority vote but there is controversial. some call it a new entitlement programs and would increase taxes on businesses. >> uma: thank you for the update on the story. the first partial result coming in from last saturday's parliamentary elections in afghanistan and so are more and more allegation of voter fraud at this hour. the vote was seen as a test of how committed hamid
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karzai's government is to rooting out corruption. the final results are not expected until late next mont month. former massachusetts governor mitt romney who is believed to be laying the groundwork for a possible 2012 presidential campaign was set to deliver the keynote address at the convention a few minutes ago. in the last few months he has made several appearances in new hampshire, which hold the earliest presidential primary. and with just weeks before the mid-term races, stakes remain very high. some of the races are simply too close to call. the big question of the hour, what are voters looking for and what impact could taxpayer anger and frustration with the economy have on this? joining me now with an insight, senior elections analyst for real clear politics, sean trendy. nice to have you here. >> great to be here. >> uma: it's great to have you here. with unemployment holding at 9.6% and there are fears it could go higher.
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we still don't know if congress can plans to extend the tax cut in the election year. there is real anger from angers out there who are disall lutioned and fed -- disillusioned. with obama and his own base, like this week's town hall meeting echoing the feeling of many saying they are exhausted and questioning whether what is happening in america now is the new normal, what impact will it have on senate races in nevada, california and pennsylvania from your perspective? >> i think the general mood of the country is as you said, angry right now. it's definitely driving at least some extend what we are seeing in these races. we start with nevada. there we see the senate majority leader harry reid has been below 50%, a dangerous mace for incumbent politician to be for a long time. he is roughly tied with sharron angle, tea party
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challenger right now. if you want to look at the pennsylvania senate race, we see pat toomey. he was a former head of the club for growth. he primaried arlen specter who switched to the democratic party and then he was up against joe sestak. toomey is up by five or six points in the polls but sestak hasn't run his advertising campaign yet. i suspect once he's up on the air, that will close a little bit. right now, toomey is in a good position. >> uma: when you look at this year's races, how does 2010 compare with 1994 in terms of historical significance? is it because we watch races where candidates were virtual unknowns and now they're in tight races? is there a change in the national thinking? >> this is a lot like 1994 where we have candidates coming out of nowhere to take
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on big names. you will remember in 1994 bill frist upset the majority leader to be, jim thasser. as far as the bigger picture, it has to play out in 2010, 2011 and 2012. >> uma: we have to wait to see how it paints the picture for the future. but the incumbent boxer is leading over carly fiorina. boxer's numbers are still a concern for her camp because she is the incumbent who remains below 50%. does this show she is still vulnerable for example in her race? >> that is exactly right. she's been up on the air, pummelling fiorina. the margin is widening but it's mainly fiorina numbers going down. boxer wants her numbers to go up. and there is a concern that fiorina thousand back on the air, fiorina might close the gap. usually an incumbent gets what they get in the polls.
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boxer is not above 50% and she's still in trouble. >> uma: thank you for your insight. great to have you here. we'll keep close watch on what lies ahead as the days go by until the big election. >> thank you. >> uma: a plane carrying 273 people was forced to make emergency landing in sweden today after a tip was received that a passenger was carrying explosives. swat team detaineded the suspect. described as canadian citizen as pakistani descent. no explosives were found. it was traveling from toronto to karachi. just three weeks after they began mideast peace talks, they're once again in danger of collapsing. at this hour, all eyes on mahmoud abbas who will soon be taking the podium at the u.n. general assembly in new york. diplomats are anxiously waiting to see what he will say about the peace process. last night, secretary of state hillary clinton met with the palestinian president to try to convince him not to walk out on the
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negotiations. >> the talks are in danger over settlement building and reena ninan joins us live with more on details of this story. >> reporter: uma, israeli and palestinian officials have been meeting with secretary of state hillary clinton to frantically try and reach some sort of a compromise over the settlement deal. nothing has been agreed to so far. she did meet with the defense minister and they said there is no way they can continue to extent the ten-month settlement brief. the palestinians say they will drop out of direct talks if the construction continues. today in the west bank, clashes took place between anti-settlement protesters and the israeli military. the protesters are calling on a complete boycott of all settlement products. according to an eyewitness, the military arrested a.p. photographer for, "not obeying the rules." the journalist said he was
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asked to step back and never given a chance to do so before being beaten by israeli soldiers. also on monday, secretary hillary clinton will also meet with the syrian foreign minister to try to see if they can restart peace talks between israel and syria, uma. >> uma: reena, thank you. well, lindsay lohan is a free woman for now. the 24-year-old was released from jail after posting a $300,000 bail. lohan failed a drug test this week and was ordered to stay behind bars until her next hearing. which was nearly a month away. her attorney challenged the ruling, and the actress spent less than 12 hours behind bars. she is due back in court october 22. controversial billboard in arizona has a local sheriff hopping mad there. the man who put it up hopes it starts conversation about illegal immigration. steve kratz from the fox news affiliate has more. >> innocent looking immigrant family. next to a quote from the
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sheriff. this is our most serious public safety issue. and a national security threat to america. the billboard makes it look like the sheriff wants to go after these people, like they're dangerous criminals. >> i have lived in the county since 1979. and like many, i think, i'm a little worried about the tenor of the comments that our sheriff has made. >> the honorary counsel believes that the family in the picture is legally in the u.s. and the photo taken at a parade in l.a. the sheriff says the billboard is misleading. >> i respect people with a different opinion and there is a way to go about it. this is blatantly false. >> sheriff says the billboard is offensive. the artist answers -- >> i could be offended or he
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could or whatever and have a good conversation. that should go on and i think it should go on all over the state. >> dialogue seems unlikely. in our phone interview, the sheriff called the artist and their billboard "embarrassing, inappropriate and wacko." >> this is how extreme the folks are. they have a message to deliver, write a letter to the editor. >> uma: that report from steve cratz. that conversation is going to take place live on america's news headquarters. tune in at 1:15 eastern time tomorrow for shannon bream's exclusive conversation with sheriff paul babeu and property owner frank pearson. they will discuss the controversial billboard and chargely charged issue of illegal immigration in arizona. don't miss that. still ahead, the inspiring story of a soldier whose fate helped him get through the biggest mess of his life. we'll meet him and his wife next. why aren'tbe american schools making the grade these days? we take you inside a provocative new documentary up next. for strong bones, i take calcium.
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>> uma: welcome back, everybody. despite technical glitches,
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three astronauts are safely back on earth. the astronauts spent six months at the international space station. they were delayed by one day because of technical problems undocking from the space station. they landed safely in the remote area ofca sack stan lastsh -- kasakstan yesterday. yesterday they seized those battered with the -- [ inaudible ] they provide behind the scenes services to other credit unions. officials say the plan won't cost taxpayers money and most retail credit unions remain healthy at this time. lawrence summers is now the third high level member of the white house economic team to step down. who should replace summers once he return to harvard? harvard economist jeffrey myron worked with summers and he knows him well and joins
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us from boston with his thoughts on this. welcome. nice to have you here. >> thank you for having me. >> uma: what do you read in the resignation? is it that his departure and other member of the economic team that the president failed in his attempts to turn the economy around so far? >> no, i don't think, i certainly don't think they would regard it as a mission of failure. on the one hand, they believe the economy is in better shape than it would have been had they not enacted the bail-out and stimulus and cash for clunkers and other policies. i happen to disagree with that, but i think they feel they did a good job given a very bad situation. there is room for reasonable disagreement about that. i think that the stated reason given is larry wants to spend more time with his family. he doesn't want to sort of take the chance of not getting reappointed at harvard if he were to resign the position of staying away longer. that has a lot to do with why he is coming back.
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>> uma: you say they see this as a positive. they've done things they didn't think were possible before. why not stay on board? >> i think there are personal reasons involved and there are other things that are interesting. it's true, perhaps, if things were going along smoothly, it would effect his decision. he has a two-year limit from harvard. that is the standard rule about faculty being away for public service like the job larry held. so he was either going to resign from harvard, i don't think he wants to do. he is married to a harvard faculty member. so his long-term residence is in cambridge, the boston area, not in d.c.. >> uma: there are some who say the resignation may be a signal to the democratic base with the fresh faces it could renew enthusiasm for the upcoming election. what do you say? >> i don't think it has much effect on the election at all. i'm not sure which direction
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we will see policy going in. there is a lot of discussion of appointing a corporate ceo and someone to make the business community feel comfortable with the administration to look as though the administration is more pro-business. the left leaning part of the base wants someone progressive, like the economic professor from the university of texas at austin. my guess is we will actually see a political insider, or we'll see a corporate ceo. i don't think it makes the base happier and i don't think it will affect the election. >> uma: you don't think it will be a progressive at this point? >> i don't think so. i think most of the progressives will vote for the democrats regardless of who is in the position of the economic council and what the administration needs is to get people in the middle, get the independent and swing voters who are likely to be swayed by someone like a progressive, a well-established moderate political type or someone
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from the corporate world to give pro-business window dressing to the administration. >> uma: we have heard from some sources that say the president doesn't like to work with the new people on the team. you point to the fact it will probably be an insider. so do you think will work well with the inner circle that remains in the white house? if that is indeed an insider? >> it depends who they pick. they will vet the person and find someone who seems like a team player and seems like they can get along with other tos. there are current insiders, people in the white house. in particular, larry summers deputy, who would be a natural and excellent choice. he's calm, balanced and reasonable and he would be the honest broke they're the position is supposed to be. so, i think they will be able to figure it out, that the president added new people and worked well with people he hasn't worked with before. i don't think it's a huge impediment. >> uma: we'll see what lies ahead. thank you for your insight. >> my pleasure. thank you. >> uma: iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad has just
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arrived back in iran to a hero's welcome, after a speech to the u.n. this week. that president obama called offensive and hateful. before leaving, the iranian leader meets one-on-one with the american hiker who was re -- recently released from the iranian prison. you hear about her meeting with ahmadinejad next. plus, casey stegall with a celebration of the military men and women. hi, casey. >> reporter: hi, uma. good to see you. this event here is all about honoring those brave men and women serving in our u.s. military. live report from fleet week in beautiful southern california up next here on america's news headquarters.
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>> uma: we are back with news of the g.o.p. plan for what they will do if they retake
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the house in november. it's a hot topic today. with reaction from the president. and one of the republicans who voted. it's the bottom of the hour and molly henneberg is standing by with the top of the news. hi, molly. >> reporter: hi, uma. in the g.o.p. radio and web address, california congressman mccarthy said his party's pledge to america will create jobs and restore the nation's trust in congress. the president countered that the g.o.p. plan includes some of the, "same policies" that led to the economic crisis in the first place. the first results from afghanistan's parliamentary elections are raising questions about voter fraud. last week's vote is seen as a test of the country's commitment to ridding corruption. the floodwaters that hit parts of minnesota and wisconsin are now receding. schools were closed friday and more than 70 homes were evacuated. and bristol palin launched her very own facebook page. her famous mother sarah palin has active facebook page.
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bristol, the "dancing with the stars" contestant says it's part of a new chapter in her life. the single mother says she plans to advocate for a close pro-life and pro-family cause. those are the top stories right now. uma, did you see "dancing with the stars" this week? >> uma: i did, molly. interesting. bristol didn't do badly. >> david hasseloff is off of it. but if it was "dancing with the stars" berlin he'd won without dancing. they love him in germany. >> uma: they do. thank you very much, molly. sarah shourd one of three americans arrested last year while hiking near the iranian-iraq border meeting with iranian president ahmadinejad on friday to ask for the release of her two hiking companions. here is fox news eric shawn pressing ahmadinejad on the issue yesterday. >> will you release the two american hikers? you can do it now and announce it in front of this camera release the two hikers
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being held. >> would you tell me like for example that 2.5 million american prisoners would suddenly be released today or tomorrow? >> through the judicial system? >> yes. >> uma: shourd's fiance shane bauer and their friend josh fattal is in prison facing espionage-related charges. the fox news alert. palestinian president abbas started to speak at the united nations general assembly in new york. three weeks after they first began mideast peace talks. they're again in danger of collapsing. the diplomats are anxiously listening to hear what he will say about the peace process. last night, secretary of state hillary clinton meeting with the palestinian president to try to convince him not to walk out on negotiations. turning to other news now, marines, sailors and coast guardsmen are being honored today in san diego. casey stegall is joining us
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live now from fleet week. >> reporter: this is the largest fleet week in the country. it's fitting since the san diego area now has the largest military population in all of america. between the navy and the u.s. marines. in fact, 330 active duty military personnel living in this part of the country. 100 thousand other uniformed personnel, including the department of defense workers. dozens of special events planned for fleet week to honor those who serve and continue to serve the country. car races, navy ship tours, meet and greet with sailors. 20,000 people are expected to converge on the san diego area this weekend. meaning, big bucks for the local economy. >> dollars are captured in the taxes that the hotel guests pay when they stay in a hotel. it's certainly captured in sales taxes which is from the
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restaurants and purchases of souvenirs and other things like that. orrism is when they come to your city, spend money and go somewhere else. it's tourism as well. >> they'll interact with the military members, people in the navy. and an opportunity to say thank you to them. an opportunity for us to show the equipment, show what we do and thank them for supporting us. >> reporter: you can hear it's two-fold. honoring the service member and generating much-needed dollars. estimated that fleet week will bring in $10 million to the local economy here. quickly, behind me, you can check out a number of military equipment. planes and helicopters behind me. cool stuff to see out here and we'll show it to you throughout the day on the fox news channel. stay tuned for that.
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back to you in d.c. >> uma: sounds great. what a great event. thank you, casey. >> absolutely! >> uma: now a remarkable story about the ultimate test of faith and courage of one of soldier's amazing and tenacious spirit. captain scott smiley is no ordinary iraq combat veteran. the army's first active duty blind officer and the first blind commander. back in 2005 he lost both his eyes when a suicide bomber blew himself up a few feet away. at a time when most would have given up hope, captain smiley found a way to push forward in the ultimate test of faith. in his memoir, hope unseen, he shares his incredible story of turning what was a horrific act to a life filled with purpose and meaning. the captain and his wife tiffany join us now from new york with more on his fight to concur the fear and unknown and his message of hope. thank you for being here. great to have you on board.
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>> let me say we honor you for the courage and sacrifice and want you to know you're amazing people. take us through the moment if you would before the bomb exploded. >> it was an interesting time. in april 6, 2005. i received intelligence of the whereabouts of the bomb. i noticed a vehicle and i cordoned it off and surrounded it. i yelled at him to get out of the vehicle, he went forward. the only real feasible thing i could do is shoot rounds in front of the vehicle to let him know i was talking to him. my world went black. >> uma: your world went black. you nearly died and doctors told you that you would never again see her beautiful wife's face. you write in the book you felt your life was over and
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you didn't trust god. how did you find your way back to having faith again? >> hard. i hit a low point in my life. i hope my lowest. forgive snesz the first part. i forgave the man that blew it up and i for a gave myself and -- forgave myself and i forgave god. having support from my beautiful wife, tiffany, family and friends and the prayers that went around the world were definitely something that assisted me to take a step forward. >> uma: i understand, tiffany, it wasn't the concern about your husband losing your eyesight. you were concerned about his loss of faith. what was it like for you? >> it was the hardest days at that time. scotty was strong, knew what he wanted, a strong faith. and so to hear him that day he didn't even know who god
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was, he didn't want to pray, just to see him that low was the most crushing to me. at that point, i was stopping praying for his eyesight and started to pray for the faith he had before and have it even more. i got to see that prayer answered, which is awesome. >> indeed. i know that you have never seen the faces of your children but you have been an incredible father. that hasn't stopped you. summited mount rainier and served solo in hawaii and jumped out of airplanes. how did you manage to conquer your fears? >> again, taking a step forward and realizing that god was with me every step of the day. even in the low points i trusted him and others. i wouldn't have been able to surf by myself or jump out of an airplane by myself and not climb mount rainier by myself. it was trusting others to help and assist me throughout
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my life. i cover that in the book to have hope and understand we have a purpose on earth. >> uma: that is an amazing message. you make a difference in the lives of people every day because you help so many people overcome the challenges of their faith. quickly, tell me what it's like for you to know you make a difference in this life? >> it's awesome to have amazing feeling and have the army support me, continue on active duty and command the warrior transition unit in west point, new york. amazing to realize i am making a positive difference. i think that is ultimately my goal to continue to make positive difference in people's lives. >> uma: tiffany, i know you're proud of your husband. you look forward to adventures that lie ahead. >> it will be exciting, i'm sure. >> uma: indeed. the book is absolutely wonderful. "hope unseen." captain smiley, you truly are a hero. we salute you and thank you for your courage and your
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sacrifice to this country. thank you for joining us. >> thank you, uma. appreciate it. >> thank you, uma. >> uma: well, the future of this country demands on the education of our children. but our public schools failing america's youth? we look at a new documentary in theaters now that is leaving many parents in tears. stay with us. we're with you when you're saving for your dreams. [ woman ] when you want a bank that travels with you. with you when you're ready for the next move. [ male announcer ] now that wells fargo and wachovia have come together, what's in it for you? unprecedented streth, the stability of the leading community bank in thnation and wit12,000 atms andousands of branches, we're with you in more ways and places than ever before. with you when you want the most from your bank. [ male announcer ] wells fargo. together we'll go far.
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>> uma: the founder of facebook wants everyone to know that his $100 million donation to newark, new jersey schools was not an attempt to improve his image. the 26-year-old pledged the money on oprah's show yesterday and said he considered doing it anonymously so people wouldn't question it in light of next week's opening of the new movie "the social network" which claims he stole the idea from his harvard classmates. well, another new movie out this weekend is putting the spotlight on the problems with america's public schools
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and leaving many parents seething or in tears. shannon bream has a sneak peek. >> either the kids are getting stupider every year or something is wrong in the education system. >> the man behind the explosive documentary "waiting for superman" says it's the latter. on september 2k4, guggenheim's movie hit theaters and it follows students and family on the uphill bat to secure a good education in a system that he labelled "broken." >> among 30 countries we're 25th in math and 21st in science. >> d.c. public school chancellor michelle reid lauded by some for innovative ideas and criticized by the teachers union features prominently in the documentary and says it's time the country gets a good look at what is happening. >> if you look at what has happened in american publication in 20 years we have gone from number one in
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a lot of different respects to absolutely at the bottom amongst developed nations. >> while charter schools are portrayed positively in the new film, teachers unions are not. this is no attack from the right. guggenheim is the academy award winning director and producer behind al gore's global warming documentary "an inconvenient truth." the president of the federation of teachers praises guggenheim's attempt to get the country talking about education, but not happy about what she calls inaccurate portrayal of the sub par teachers and villainous unions. >> there are 3 billion teachers in the country, most of whom do heroic work every single day. we need to give the good teachers tools to support them. >> guggenheim said they never expected film making experience to surpass support for "an inconvenient truth" but said the ground swell around this project has been
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greate greater. he says he's a huge supporter of public schools but he's so troubled by the state of schools he chose private school for his children. shannon bream, fox news. >> uma: thank you. republicans roll out a plan for what they'd do if they gain control of congress. but it's getting negative press from both sides of the aisle. we tell you why next. >> our pledge to america is that the republicans stand ready to get it done and beginning today. >> when it's time for a photo op at a small business, republicans are there. when it's time to actually help small businesses grow, we find them vote to outsource jobs overseas. ♪ [ male announcer ] at ge capital, we're out there every day with clients like jetblue -- financing their fleet, sharing our expertise, and working with people who are changing the face of business in america. after 25 years in the aviation business,
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>> uma: welcome back. grassroots political movement that started on facebook as reaction to tea party is having its first national convention. the coffee party is meeting in louisville, kentucky, this weekend. organizers saying about 350 people, republicans, democrats and independents from 40 states and five countries are now attending. coffee party founders say they're pushing for cooperation in government.
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want to know what republicans would do if they win back control of the house in november? some g.o.p. leaders rolling out the would-be agenda in 21-page pledge to america. it has received media attention. and author, journalist, contributor liz trotta has her thoughts. is criticism of the pledge coming just from the democrats? >> that is a very good question. everyone expected it would be the lefties in the liberal media that would have a melt day with this pledge to america. a lot of the criticism is coming from republicans and from the right. let me give you an example of things that we're hearing. this is from eric erickson at redstate.com. he writes, "yes, yes, full of mom-tested kid-approved
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pablum that will make certain hearts on the right sing in solidarity but like a diet full of sugar it will do nothing but keep making washington fatter before we crash from the sugar high." that is a pretty stiff vote of no from the right. the "wall street journal" with a g.o.p., republican outlook was not thrilled with it either. but gave it a thumbs up in the end. they write -- >> that was in an editorial from the "wall street journal." there is a variety of -- as you know, the main points of the bill, of this pledge are
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to cut taxes and reduce spending, but the promise causing the most disturbance on the left is the proposal to repeal the health plan. president obama's healthcare plan. it drove the "washington post" to say this is a profile in cowardess. and howard curtis, supposed to be the media critic but has really very much now in leftist political commentary wrote his review, not favorable, under deficit hypocrisy. they were mainly harping on what they see as the ignoring of cutting entitlement. medicare, medicaid, social security. they really wanted a blueprint. republicans said this is not a blueprint. this is merely an outline of where we want to go.
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as you already reported this morning, of course, president obama took the opportunity in his radio address to call it the same old stuff. didn't mention bush's name but said it's the same bush agenda. >> uma: liz, quickly, do you think the overall voter anger in this election year is trumping all the pledges and the promises on both sides of the aisle? >> yes. what it is, and the press has a hard time recognizing this, this is a true expression of american passion and furor. it is as american as apple pie. the left and the media just can't deal with it. >> liz trotta, as always, we thank you for your insight. >> thank you. >> uma: all right. as you at home are watching the program we want to ask the question, do you agree with the g.o.p. pledge? we put the question to you on the web page.
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overwhelming number of you, 85% agree with it. log on to foxnews.com to weigh in. the republican lawmakers behind the pledge to america will sit down tomorrow for exclusive interview with "fox news sunday" anchor chris wallace. chris will also get reaction from the other side of the aisle, from steny hoyer. check your local listings for the time and channel. need proof the elections are getting heated? how about a fistfight? in one corner, harry reid supporters. in the other, shareron angle backers. we will tell you how it ended up after the break. stay with us. when i had my heart attack, i couldn't believe it.
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>> it's a dead heat in the nevada senate race which has received some pretty nasty results and the latest mason dixon poll showing majority leader harry reid, and republican sharron angle tied at 43% and visible prove the race is heating up. a fight breaking out on thursday, attended by supporters of reid and angle. reportedly started a female supporter, passed by and they shouted and started throwing punches. no arrests were made. what a fight there.
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that's all for me in washington, america's news headquarters rolls on and kelly wright and jamie colby standing by to take it over from here. thanks so much for watching, make it a great day everybody. >> hello, everyone, thanks for joining, i'm kelly wright. welcome to america's news headquarters. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby. great to have you here. topping the news this hour, curbing iran's nuclear ambitions, mammoud ahmadnejad saying his country is open to nuclear talks. this just days after his controversial comment about september 11th, should america engage? >> bomb scare, in the skies. forcing a plane carrying 273 people aboard to make an emergency landing in europe, a passenger is in custody. what authorities are saying now. >> jamie: and president obama's taking shots at the g.o.p.'s pledge to america,
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and the republicans are firing back. saying america's future hangs in the balance. it's all part of duelling weekly addresses with the mid terms less than 40 days away and early voting getting underway in a handful of states. molly henneberg live in washington with more on that. hi, molly. >> hi, jamie. president obama doesn't think much about the g.o.p. economic plan and that seems clear. what did he say about it? >> jamie, he says it includes some of the same economic policies, that vote, led to the economic crisis in the first place. house republicans say though, if they get control of congress this november they'll in part repeal the president's health care law, stop the stimulus spending and extend the bush tax cuts for all americans. president obama says he, too, supports extending the bush tax cuts, but not for families who make over $250,000 because that would mean 700 billion dollars would not be coming in in taxes, which the president says the country cannot afford. here is more.
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>> for all of their talk about reining in spending and getting our deficits under control, they want to borrow another 700 billion dollars and use it to give tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires, on average, that's a tax cut of about $100,000 for millionaires. instead of cutting taxes for the wealthiest few, tax breaks we cannot afford, i've called for tax cuts for middle class families who saw their income shrink by 5% during the last lost decade. >> which the president also calls a quote, disastrous decade that the u.s. can't afford to relive. jamie. >> jamie: fair and balanced, the republicans are countering the president's economic plans and those have been disastrous, tell us more, molly. >> reporter: yes, republicans say president obama and democrats are not listening to the people and running up the debt and that the tenets of the g.o.p.'s pledge to america are to create jobs and economic uncertainty, and make america more competitive.
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cut wasteful washington spending and reduce the size of government. and reform congress and restore trust in the government. take a listen to more on that. >> the new agenda-- (inaudible) that was california republican mccarthy, congressman mccarthy, sorry about that sound bite, but he says, quote, the new agenda embodies america's rejection of the notion that we can simply tax, borrow and spend our way to prosperity and goes on to say it offers a new way forward that hasn't been tried in washington, cutting spending which sadly is a new idea for congress. >> jamie: molly henneberg and live tv. those things happen. thanks so much, great to see you, kelly. >> thank you. >> kelly: the bottom line, there you have it. the president and g.o.p. taking shots at each other, but it comes at a time when ga gallup is finding trust. and could all of this fighting
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get us nowhere and leave voters more frustrated when the smoke finally clears on november 2nd? former senator advisor to harry reid and strategist betty lee and fox news contributor andrea tan tearos joins us now. rough out there for the american people, watching the democrats and republicans go at each other and the president going after the economy. so what do the american people get out of all of this, andrea? >> they don't get very much and unfortunately, kelly, i think it's going to get a lot worse. i think penny would agree, this is just the tip of the iceberg, so be prepared for about four more weeks of really harsh attacks and it will probably get personal as well. in fact, it already has. and look, i think the problem is when the president goes so negative like he's been doing recently, he debunks this myth that he was a uniter and ran on the promise that he was going to bring the country together and it's not red states or blue states and
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raised expectations policy-wise that he was going to deliver the sweeping change and sweeping reform and i think he's failed on that, too. so, he's letting the people down on two things that he promised that he wouldn't do, i don't think it's very angry, divisive tone, fits him well and republicans just fighting back again, tell me if i'm an american citizen and looking and seeing them fighting and colbert, excuse me, stephen colbert on the hill i'd be disappointed. >> kelly: i hear you and the american people in fact disappointed penny, they're not trusting congress at all, but not trusting congress for a long time, not since this administration has come into office and constantly looking at the members of congress, why aren't they hearing us? as andrea said a lot of people on both sides are frustrated and talks about the president attacking and the republicans are slinging mud as well. the bottom line, the people who appear to be left out of this are the people they represent, the american
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people. >> this is what the rise of the tea party is all about. you're seeing them take on the old establishment and their own g.o.p. because they are frustrated. they are saying that the system is broke and no one has heard from me. i've seen wall street bailed out and car companies and they're saying what about me? and so this is going to be a choice that we have here in november and i think that what you saw, which is another hit by the republicans and boehner and others, another pandering political attack and dust off old language from 1980 and we're brand new. we spent like drunken sailors in the '90s, give us another chance. what we're saying to the democrats, no, you have the choice, we are on the path to recovery, not as fast as you want to, but we're gaining, but the political discourse is ugly and hope we can get some-- >> thank you, i didn't mean to interrupt you. but the question to both of you, how do we get to this and how do we get beyond it so that the american people understand that members of congress on both sides of the aisle, including at the
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executive branch where president obama himself are destined to unify this country, rather than divide this country over partisan talking points? >> well. >> kelly: andrea. >> well, look, i think the tea party movement figured out a way to criticize both parties and i think that they are really rising up and being fair about their critique of not just what republicans did, but what democrats have been doing and you know, for penny to say that they're not concerned about the spending that the democrats have been-- i mean, really, what's going on in washington, we are bankrupting the country. the democratic congress and-- >> but their own proposal hasn't-- you know, a billion more in deficit spending. >> obama spent more than george washington and president reagan combined. >> andrea-- >> you guys. >> towards. >> kelly: hold on for a minute, guys, you both are going exactly where we are right now. >> right. >> kelly: where everyone's slinging at each other and fighting for each other's
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talking points. where do we get beyond that to the talking points of the american people. we didn't hear his sound bite, but mccarthy the republican said the land of opportunity has become the land of shrinking prosperity. our government has failed us. the american people are agreeing with that because 36% of them are saying, at least, you know, it's dropped down to 36% approval of what congress is doing. so the trust is broken. so, talking back and forth to each other from left point and right point doesn't seem to be squaring with the american point and that is we need jobs, we need an economy and we need to be represented fairly in washington. how do we get to that. >> kelly, it's interesting you say that because i think for so many decades we saw the top-down ruling and now the bottom up. the people are rising up now and i think as long as they continue to demand change and get out to vote and show washington all members of congress that they are paying attention and they are not going to tolerate impropriety
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or lies or talking points, the people have to make the difference here because it's clear that washington has not been listening on both sides. >> kelly: penny, final word. >> i would agree. i'm hoping after this election what people are starting to see, the establishment and others that have been there a long time, their days are numbered and accountable to the people and that's the one thing that's been positive about this to say. you're not going to be given an eight year honeymoon. we're going to hold you accountable from day one. i think that's a good outcome. >> kelly: well said. holding them accountable and responsible from day one. andrea tantaros and penny, have a great afternoon. ladies. yes. >> jamie: a controversial bill health care, for sick ground zero workers, coming up for another vote on the house floor next week. this setting off a huge shouting match the last time it hit the floor. caroline shively in washington, who could forget that, caroline and it's the same bill that failed in the house in july. so what happened?
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>> it was a big surprise back in july, jamie, it looked like a slam-dunk. what happened, democratic leaders brought it to the floor under a procedure requiring a super majority, two-thirds votes and republicans couldn't add amendments and that bill died and that brought up on the finger pointing and the change. >> the reality is, you could pass this bill if you wanted to, you're in control, you have the power, you have the responsibility. this bill should be more important than a campaign talking point. you could have passed it anytime during the past three and a half years, but you want political cover. >> he is wrong! the gentleman is wrong! the gentleman is providing cover for his colleagues rather than doing the right thing! if republicans wrapping their arms around republicans, rather than doing the right thing on behalf of the heroes! >> the vote next week will be run under the regular news and just need a simple majority to pass it, jamie. >> jamie: what will the bill actually do, caroline? >> well, it would allot 7 1/2 billion dollars to compensate
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residents and first responders, cover people with health problems allegedly from breathing in the fumes around the world trade center after 9/11. firefighters, police officers even construction workers sued over exposure and health problems. it's hard to get a handle on the scope of this. nearly 16,000 people received treatment last year through 9/11 related medical programs, but not all are thought to be directly related to the attacks. and some have lung problems and asthma anyway and also controversy on this, some call it a new entitlement program that would increase taxes on business and we expect it toes pa. >> jamie: we will follow it on fox. thanks so much, caroline. >> kelly: a plane forced to make an emergency landing in sweden after police got a tip that a man on board was actually carrying explosives. the plane carrying 273 people was flying from canada to pakistan. passengers were evacuated from the plane to waiting buses at the airport. authorities stay a woman in canada phoned in the threat.
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the man in custody is a canadian citizen of pakistani descent. those explosives were found on him and swedish officials are now searching the airline jet. >> jamie: iranian president ahmadnejad now back home attending the u.n. assembly in new york. his visit not unexpectedly a controversial one when he made remarks about the september 11th attacks. ahmadnejad says he and most of the world, he believes, that the u.s. was behind that attack, and he suggests the u.n. create a fact finding panel to find out. president obama fired right back accusing ahmadnejad of making offensive and hateful comments. >> kelly: an american astronaut and two cosmonauts back on earth after a six month mission in spice. american trayssy dyson saying goodbyes at the international space station moments before leaving for earth. the three crew members
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expedition taking off after a day long delay when the capsule had problems undocking from the space station and the three crew members safely-- excuse me, returning to earth after 176 days in space. a new expedition crew will go up to the space station on october 7th. >> jamie: they had a day of dry weather and it gave flood victims a break in minnesota and wisconsin. could many of the rivers and streams over their banks are slowly receding and the fall storm dumping nearly ten inches of rain and set off severe flooding pushing water up to the front doors of many homes. these are pictures from truman, minnesota, the river's expected to crest next week, possibly bringing more trouble to already saturated areas. >> walk around here and i see my lawn mower in my basement and i'm like, oh, my god, our house is wrecked. >> jamie: leaders in the wisconsin city of stevens
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point are calling it some of the worst flooding they've seen in 17 years. minnesota's governor promising to work with state officials to approve money for those flood victims. kelly. >> kelly: ahmadnejad is setting dates to talk over iran's nuclear program. what to make of the overture given his outburst and hurtful and outrageous things he said at the u.n. this week. ♪ [ male announcer ] ever have morning pain slow you down? ♪ introducing bayer am, an extra strength pain reliever with alertness aid, specially formulated to fit morning pain and fatigue. ♪ so get up and g goin'! with new bayer am. the morning pain reliever. with new bayer am. everyone has someone to go heart healthy for. who's your someone?
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>> fox news alert. brand new information about a bomb threat forced a plane carrying 272 people to make an emergency landing and police released a passenger they detined and questioned. a woman in canada phoned in a tip that a passenger may have been carrying explosives. and police say no explosives have been found and the plane was heading from toronto to karachi pakistan. >> we told you iranian president ahmadnejad is now back in iran after stirring up a lot of controversy at the united nations this week. and before leaving the u.s., he made what may be an offer, that he would consider ending higher levels of uranium enrichment if world powers would give iran nuclear fuel
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that they need for what he says is a medical research center, should the u.s. consider the offer? giving nuclear fuel to iran really a safer option? let's have jim walsh, the international security expert with the mit securities study program an expert on iran and someone who happens to have dinner with ahmadnejad this week, or so i heard while you were talking on fox. hi, jim. >> hi, how are you? >> i'll skip the menu because you already covered that part and i would love to hear your sense of the iranian president when he was here, but toward the end of his trip he became even more controversial, blaming the u.s., saying they were behind 9/11, but today, maybe backtracking by saying if he were provided this fuel, they might reconsider how high they would enrich their own uranium. is that safer? >> yeah, it's a lot better for them to be given fuel by the outside world, by other countries, than producing it themselves. if they go to enrichment from
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5% up to 20%, that puts them halfway down the road to being able to produce highly enriched uranium which is the only kind of enrichment level you can use for nuclear weapons. we don't want them to gain experience enriching at a higher level. so if we can cast them where they are, it's pre feared. >> jamie: even if they say they won't because we or other world powers provide the uranium they need for the nuclear react? what's the record on complying. >> it's a mixed record. in some cases they've complied and other cases they haven't. in a third they've started and pull back. in 2003, they negotiated with the european union and suspended that enrichment program for two years and they collide. that was a good thing and then later on aiea had questions about the previous activity prior to 2000, whether it would involve weapons, research or not. and they stonewalled on that
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and there's sort of been a trickling out and a series of changing stories so not good there. what you do, you go back to reagan's old maxim, you trust, but verify and in this particular case the atommic energy agencies has modern inspections, cameras and watch what happened with the fuel and the concern is not that they would go ahead and enrich. the concern is they would enrich elsewhere in a secret way and that's why we need the team in there as often as possible. >> and then again we learn of secret plans, other nuclear facilities that the inspectors don't know about. before i let you go, i have to ask you about the comments of 9/11, how would the rest of the world view ahmadnejad and iran in general, its leadership at least after those remarks? >> well, you know, it's horrific, offensive, unpresidential, there's no end to the way you can describe it. it's calculated. in fact, the offer to negotiate and these outrageous
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comments about 9/11 are in fact linked. why do i say that? in order to negotiate with the u.s. he has to say something outrageous to back up his right flank. the last time he negotiated with the u.s., a year ago, he was attacked inside iran for being too soft and giving away iran's rights. so one way he could protect himself politically at home is to say offensive things and the u.s. and others come back and condemn him and actually gives him political protection when he entered into the negotiations. so, actually, the two things are tied together. >> jamie: that's interesting. i only have ten seconds. does he really run things back home? >> no, it's the supreme leader. he's one important player, but the people leader is the decider in the iranian system. >> jamie: interesting to watch. what a week. jim walsh, nice to see you. >> thank you. >> jamie: during the trip to new york the iranian president sat down for a one-on-one interview with fox news and fox didn't hold back and we hit him with tough questions about the nuclear program and
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the controversial comments about 9/11. you can see that america's news headquarters 11 a.m. eastern, don't miss it, questions have not been asked or answered before, kelly. >> kelly: definitely have to see that because he was not prepared for the tough questions at all. meantime, middle east peace talks on the brink of collapse. a crucial deadline hurting possible negotiations between the israelis and the palestinians. we will tell you what the u.s. is now doing to prevent the talks from falling apart. and a dream come true for a football star. how his childhood decisions almost left him watching from the sidelines. his remarkable story next.
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>> welcome back. thus of people now being evacuated from their home as tropical storm matthew is
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swirled across honduras or nicaragua. both countries fear flooding and areas. matthew had winds of 45 miles per hour. >> jamie: canadians police sf are looking at tips, whether it's a hoax. they interviewed people from the pakistan national airline claim after a woman from canada phoned in a tip that a passenger had explosives, that passenger questioned, but now released. the plane flying from toronto to karachi. >> and it's getting down to the wire in the mideast peace talks and the u.s. launching a last minute effort to prevent negotiations between the israelis and palestinians from falling apart. 24 hours before crucial deadline expires. rina ninen live in jerusalem now and rina, the deadline has to do with a 10 month freeze on israeli settlements, has a compromise there been reached?
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>> not yet, kelly. in fact, secretary of state has been meeting with officials from both sides trying to bridge the gap together. there's less than 24 hours before this settlement freeze expires. she met with the israeli defense military barak as well as abbas. the palestinians threatened to drop out of the talks if the freeze doesn't continue. this is land that they want for a future palestinian state, but israeli officials said there's no way they can extend the freeze, kelly. >> kelly: okay, look, we see the clashes in jerusalem this week after an israeli man killed a palestinian father, rina is there any violence over the settlement freeze? >> well, we saw some clashes today in the west bank. there was actually a protest of anti-settlement protesters that got into it with israeli military, they were clashing, they want to see people stop buying products in the west bank and ended up clashing with the military there.
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the associated press photographer was also arrested, the israeli military says he wasn't obeying the rules on the ground, but the photographer we spoke to today said he was asked to step back away from the scene as he tried to do that, that's when he was beaten by israeli police, the israeli military officers, israeli soldiers. he was taken to the hospital, kelly. >> kelly: the bottom line is proving it's going to be difficult to achieve peace in the middle east and rina ninen reporting live from jerusalem. good to see you. >> jamie: the push for peace in the middle east, at a critical juncture, what can be done to keep the talks and hopes of peace alive? fox news national security analyst kt mcfarland former assistant secretary of defense has worked for three administrations. tell us, kt, about where we stand right now. we know that the obama administration wants to see these talks come together within a year and i bet they like to have it happen by november. but, how critical is the time line overall? >> well, the administration
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has put an awful lot of eggs in its basket and they really want to push for an israeli-palestinian peace agreement and francly, both sides want it as well. i was with prime minister netanyahu a couple of months ago and i was with the palestinian site and they want to deal. the problem though is not between them. the problem is with the other palestinians. palestine, the palestinian territories are divided into two lots of land and israel is in the middle. israel's negotiating right now with the west bank palestinians and it's not negotiating with the gaza palestinians. and in fact, the gaza palestinians are run by a terrorist organization, hamas, which is committed to the extermnation of israel. so, the worry is that even if there were a peace agreement in a year's time between palestinians and the israelis, that the hamas palestinians would sabotage the agreement and remember, hamas is a
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terrorist organization, it is funded by iran and iran looks at the situation, it doesn't want an agreement in the middle east. iran is interested in exterminating israel in a pinser movement and they will do whatever they can to sabotage an agreement even if one is reached. >> jamie: that's interesting, i was going to ask you if you can have an agreement with part of the palestinians and not all of the palestinian region and you do need both, it sounds like, to have true peace. >> yeah. >> jamie: the iranian influence is huge, as you said, the funding. would hamas ever come to the table? >> well, you certainly, doesn't look like it right now. i've always felt that the palestinian-israeli part of this middle east puzzle is almost the last piece that needs to be put in place, know the first piece. the administration is looking at the entire middle east policy, with iran they've tried diplomacy and we saw that even at the u.n. this
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week, diplomacy isn't working and they've tried sanctions against iran and less than effective and certainly did not seem to be stopping iran's nuclear program. what's left? what's the administration trying to do? well, they think if they can force a peace agreement between israel and the palestinians, it's going to give everybody in the middle east a new look, that they're going to then turn away from violence and towards peace and towards cooperation, and they feel that that's how they're going to contain and isolate iran, putting a lot of eggs in a basket that may not hold and frankly, it's a pretty ineffective way of dealing with iran, which it has a lot of leverage in the whole situation, the united states has little leverage in this. >> jamie: and i always ask myself about putting the pressure for time. this is a big deal that has to be made and brokered and there's a lot of pressure from the administration with secretary clinton and also, president obama saying they want it and they want it quickly, continuing to try to bring the parties together. could that pressure back fire?
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>> yeah, and the reason-- and jamie you've hit on the key of this. the reason that everybody is talking about one year is because the national security advisor to obama, the man in charge of nuclear, watching nuclear proliferation throughout the world, he has looked at iran. he looked at iran and says, iran will have nuclear weapons in a year's time, so that's why the pressure from the state department and secretary clinton is to get an agreement between israel and the palestinians, in a year's time. that year, that 12 month period, that's not an accident. they're trying, scrambling hard to do something before iran becomes a nuclear weapons state. kt mcfarlands, what a week at the u.n. without a doubt. thank you so much, great to see you. >> thanks, jamie. >> jamie: okay. >> kelly: state parks around america are now using the power of private money to fill their widening budget gap. cashing in on corporate sponsors willing to help them stay open to the public.
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peter doocy outside the studio with the story. good to see you. >> it's a beautiful day here in the concrete jungle of midtown manhattan, but not a lot of green behind it. zoom people who live like in new york city, want fall foliage and many go to state parks. as you just said, a lot of the state parks are having some serious budget problems and now some corporate sponsor are stepping up to bail them out. here, nestle, juicy juice, chipped in 350 k for seven playgrounds at state parks or a georgia where verizon is helping out. in california, coke and stater brothers market donated over a million dollars and in virginia, they've received 5 million dollars in the last five years from the power company, dominion, and the north base. >> parks are fighting just to keep open, to keep restrooms cleans and the programs with corporations can help to fiend of put icing on that.
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they're not going to pay the general bills, but help to keep visitor services open and affect the people with the parks each day. >> states parks get 720 million visits a year and the corporate advertisements and logos will be seen by a lot of people. a great advertising opportunity and the corporate money will keep giving those people a place to play outside. >> these places are good to for the mind, body and spirit and where you get therapy for physical and mental ailments. i heard last week, it said that five minutes of nature represents the equivalent of one prozac, of' never taken a prozac and know what it's supposed to do. if five minutes of nature accomplishes the same thing. my recommendation, let's write a prescription for five minutes in nature. and kelly, at this point there are no plans to rename the park because experts say that
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could cause a major public backlash, but you could see a corporate sponsor trail or an outpost at a park near you this fall. >> kelly: peter doocy taking us back to nature. thank you, sir. >> thanks. >> well, a lot of boys dream of playing in the nfl, but for ken harvey it's a childhood dream that surprisingly came true. surprisingly because he made some poor choices that could have knocked him out of the game and put him on the sidelines for lives. a look at story the beyond a dream series continues. >> wouldn't be anything and turned around and went to one of the best schools and drafted from picking the first round. here is a kid quiet and shy married a beautiful lady. >> ken harvey is living the american dream and he achieved his dream in part because of the great athletic talent on the gridiron. when he played in the nfl, he became a four time all time linebacker for the washington red skin and recently inducted
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into the hall of fame. yet, there was a time when ken nearly wasted his talent by making the poor choice of dropping out of high school. he was headed towards a dead end until he heard some words of wisdom from a complete stanger. >> he was telling me all the things that he wanted to do. how he could have been this, should have been there and looked at it and said i don't want my life to be, i could have been and i should have been. >> from that point on, ken knew exactly what he had to do. he finished high school, afterwards, he played football in college at university of california berkley. ultimately becoming an all pro defensive player in the nfl while playing for the washington redskins. during his playing days he was on top of the world, but life after the nfl would pose challenges for ken and his wife janice. >> you see guys whose football careers are destroyed because their home life is a mess. and you see wives whose lives are destroyed because the guys are a mess. >> and a mess is what ken
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created. he says, his success went to his head, making it difficult to live with, but after developing a deeper faith he found humility and working at his family. and an example how to keep a marriage intacts. >> as a world we get bombarded with different things. >> it takes work, it takes forgiveness, attitude. >> it has to be something imparted from one heart to another. >> no matter how bad things can seem, it can get better. >> they're finding success in business. janice is thriving in business and christmas decorations for the home and ken a popular lobbying group. song writer and play right and all of his projects are to motivate and inspire family and in fact one of his books, come find me, was written to encourage his son and other children to work hard to fulfill their dreams.
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>> to watch ken with the boys, it's a gift. >> never give up, my dad is in the nfl and i know how hard it is and never give up. >> you know, there are a lot of lessons you can learn through ken harvey and his family. he turned a poor choice around and like his sons, learned to never give up through faith and true grit, jamie, he's living life beyond a dream. >> jamie: they are and the kids will, too. >> kelly: aren't they. >> jamie: what a great example. >> kelly: good story, kelly. >> kelly: thank you. >> jamie: there are new numbers that show our country's economy is doing better than expected. how can the markets be doing so well when unemployment is still so high? some answers, what you need to know going into next week next. ♪ i love my grandma. i love you grandma. grandma just makes me happy. ♪ to know, know, know you grandma is the bestest. theotal package. grandpa's cooooooooool. way cool. ♪
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>> well, stocks are eyeing strong finish in september. wall street rallying after four straight weeks of good numbers, but unemployment is
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strong, so why are the markets do so well, but americans are know the? let's bring in the managing partner of capital investment management and creator of investment score. how about it we're seeing the stocks go up and people are impressed by that, but when you look at the unemployment rate out there. people aren't getting the jobs that they need. >> no, they're not. and to understand this, kelly, most important statistics when you look at why stock prices move, it's earnings. and the earnings always are out, six to nine months ahead of time you're looking out that far and basically, if you see earnings start to come in very strong, the stock prices are going to go higher so stocks move in relationship or in anticipation of that. we have to keep focus on the unemployment rate. the unemployment is so high and it could actually go a little higher. if it does that's going to start to drag earnings down. if it does, we'll see stock prices not too well. the stocks moving up right now i expect to continue through
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the rest of the year, but we have to keep a close eye on unemployment. >> you're right, because companies, i mean, look, they've got money, they're sitting on money, but they're not hiring. if that's the case, could that drag us down even further to the point that we might see that, so-called, double dip? >> yeah, i do not think we're going to see a double dip. unemployment is not a good number, but 91% of the volume in the market has to do with money managers that are institutional money managers, it's not you and i moving this market, kelly although be nice if it was, but it's not you and i, all right? what's happening right now is that money managers are looking and saying, do i buy bonds that i can get 1% on or do i look at stocks that are currently 14 to 18% under valued and plowing money into the equity markets and they're saying i don't want to own bonds. so stock market is going to continue to go higher, but this government better get this unemployment number lower because that will start to drag on the earnings of companies if it's not addressed soon and i think one
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of the reasons we saw a really good week, you know, this tax week, has a lot to do with the idea we might start to see some tax cuts and you know, that's very interesting, because we're starting to see that, see a lot more discussion about the tax cuts actually coming to be, and that's why i think this market started to move, because unemployment right start to come down if we finally get that. >> kelly: ed, thank you for your insights here, always appreciate you, have a great day. >> absolutely, thanks. >> jamie: it's a topic that most men have a hard time talking about, but nearly 60 million guys in this country suffer from it, coming up we are going to talk about it for you, what you need to know about hair loss, the medical problems and the treatments. that's next. stay with us.
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>> ever try to get your man to talk about personal issues, you know it's not easy. especially when you're talking about today's topics. male hair loss affects 60 million guys. women, too. dr. david samadi a fox news contributor discussing issues that effect men and i asked for women as well. tell us what some of the major types of hair loss are and maybe what causes it. >> the most common one what we
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call male balding pattern or alopecia and that's 95% of hair loss and mostly genetic. similar happens in women and genetics plays a big role and majority. 5% that are caused, arreeta alopecia and has to do with stress, illness, medical diseases and chemotherapy and et cetera, but genetics plays a huge role in this. >> jamie: fathers, mother's father, never know where it comes from. >> good point we thought it was from the mother's side. and new study shows it's from both parents. if you have the gene in the family and most likely will be affected, it can skip a generation, but that's going to be there. >> jamie: okay, so both sides potentially. >> absolutely. what's interesting is 30% of men by the age of 30 can actually have hair loss and by the age of 50 it could be about 50%, so, it affects both men and women, but we're going to be talking about mostly men
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here and hormonal issues. >> jamie: let's talk about the types of hair loss and symptoms. >> when we talk about the male pattern baldness, it starts from receding the hairline and going towards the temples and the most severe case is the horseshoe pattern where the whole top area is gone and when you talk arita or stress factor, patchy areas, temporary loss and reversible and those are easier to really treat. >> jamie: okay, in addition to the genetic component you say poor nutrition, illnesses, that's a huge one. are there medications had a men may be taking that can cause hair loss. >> certain medications, anti-hyper medication, beta blockers and some medications like coumadin, which was quite interesting or even zantac can cause it, so you want to look
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out for those if you take any of the medications and you see quick hair loss you want to make sure that you talk to physicians. >> interesting point you were telling me about, on this which a lot of men take. >> absolutely. one of the main causes of this is the male hormone testosterone. the scalp makes this reduction and converts the testosterone to-- if you look at the animation you can see that or the active form of testosterone actually affects the follicles, and over time, it can actually shrink the base of this hair and you know, result in the air loss. so, dht or the active form of testosterone is the main reason men lose their hair. >> and it has propecia in it, a treatment for hair loss. >> as a urologist, it prevents the enzyme and prevents the active it is test trone and found at that men have air
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growth. a smaller portion of this is called propecia and propecia is one milligram. so taking those medications it can affect your psa or-- >> when you get tested for psa if you're on that pose of the propecia, you may affect the results and you need to disclose if you're on it or discuss with your doctor. >> absolutely. >> jamie: let's move it. the animation is interesting, i have no idea what's going on about you if that's going on in my scalp i'm concerned. tell us about what treatments people want to do. >> this is a demo by 3 b scientific company and as you can see, it's amazing. here is the cal p, this is the hair, you have all the saba ceo us glands and the propecia works on the follicles and
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prohibits the dht hormone and can affect the hair growth. none of the medications work, you have transplant or lasers and see your doctor for treatment. >> jamie: that's the scareiest hair follicle i've imagined and women should talk to doctors it could be affecting their hair loss, too, thank you so much. this is a great series and we're glad everyone is tuning in. if you have questions about your health or other men's health issues, e-mail us, men's health@foxnews.com, the doctor will be back next week. thank you, doc. >> thanks for having me. >> kelly: that will do it for us, that's a scary hair follicle. >> jamie: that's not my hair follicle. the journal editorial report is next only on fox. yogurt that, you know... yogurt helps regulate your digestive system. ooh, i think i'll pass. no, no, no! trust me. it is beyond tasty. mmm! wow! i can't believe it, i love it! mmm, this is really good!
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